## Homework Problem 4.43

$sp, sp^{2}, sp^{3}, dsp^{3}, d^{2}sp^{3}$

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### Homework Problem 4.43

4.43: Noting that the bond angle of an sp3 hybridized atom is 109.5 and that of an sp2 hybridized atom is 120 , do you expect the bond angle between two hybrid orbitals to increase or decrease as the s-character of the hybrids is increased?

The solutions manual says that as the s-character increases, bond angles increase. How do we go about determining this answer and why is it that bond angles increase?